Ettore Sottsass East Side Arm Chair

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Iconic East Side arm chair in Royal Blue designed by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll International in 1983. Postmodern chair with original upholstery in wonderful vintage condition. The chair features a gray enameled steel base with translucent plastic feet. Marked Knoll underneath the seat cushion. Ettore Sottsass, an iconic Italian architect and designer, left an indelible mark on the 20th-century design landscape. As the founder of the Memphis Group in the 1980s, Sottsass revolutionized aesthetics, rejecting conventional norms for bold, eclectic, and vibrant creations. His avant-garde approach extended to architecture, furniture, and everyday objects, embodying a spirited rebellion against minimalism. Sottsass’s work, such as the iconic “Carlton” room divider and the “Valentine” typewriter, showcased his irreverent design philosophy. A pioneer in postmodernism, his legacy resonates in the fusion of functionality, irony, and color, inspiring generations and ensuring his enduring influence on contemporary design.

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Fabric, Plastic, Steel, Enameled


Good Wear consistent with age and use.


Height: 33.08 in (84 cm) Width: 30.71 in (78 cm) Depth: 30.71 in (78 cm) Seat Height: 15.75 in (40 cm)

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